zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 17, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear yellow color with a soapy white head. Aroma is very sweet. Smells like apple juice. Not much else. Flavor is dry and medicinal with a middle of apple juice that takes over. Sweet and dry. Didn’t really care for it.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I bought this thinking it would be good for the ladies. They didn’t even like it.
Low acl. content. Sweet apple flavor with no character at all. The was a poor example of a cider. I really like some of Harpoons brews...I hope they stick to beer.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with a small white head that falls off remarkably fast, comprised of fat soda sized bubbles. Alcohol, decomposing apples, and a bit of champagne yeast on the nose. Medicinal and metallic, cloyingly sweet, and tasting like a baked rotten apple, and almost flat and syrupy. Finishes with a little more of that old apple flavor. Not very good.
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours the color of champagne and has a little, fizzy head. Aromas are straight apple juice. Flavor is over the top apple juice with a little bit of an alcohol presence. This is much better than feared.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Pour clear golden in color with no head at all. Aroma sweet and apples. Taste watery, mild apples and sweet with bitter finish.
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ’Cole’s Rare Beer Fest’, Buffalo, NY. Pours a very pale clear yellow, almost white, with a spare white head. Clean aroma of apples -- smells alright, better then I expected. Simple, slightly watery, sweet apple flavour. Lightly carbonated. Average bodied. Not great but surprisingly pretty decent.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Where did this come from in the middle of Cole’s Rare Beer fest? Watery yellow, no head. Odd aroma but eventually some apples come through. Watery taste but again, some granny smith apples eventually come through. Um, ok, but I am still confused how I had this at this fest :)
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Village Beer Merchants 1st Anniversary. Pours light golden color. Aromas of sweet apples. Taste is apple juice & slightly tart. Not a fan of apple juice or this
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coles – Rare Beer Festival
Appearance: pale gold, clear almost crystal like look , ring of head at edges .3-
Nose: papierowka apple aroma that is rare now days in world of overly sweet red apples. True base apple.8-
Flavor/Palate : medium light bodied. Very clean, down to earth apple character. Drinkable solid cider. Highly underrated.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours sparkling light yellow with a sweet red apple aroma, and maybe a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is sweet apples with a touch of tartness. Pretty good.